CAS Rules in Favor of USOC on Rule 45 – No Olympic Bans

The CAS has ruled that Rule 45 of the Olympic charter (also referred to as the “Osaka Rule”) i sinvalid…

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Decision on "Rule 45" Olympic Ban to be Decided Thursday; New HGH Test Could be Ready for 2012 Olympics

There are two upcoming stories to watch over the next few months for those interested in keeping the sport clean….

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Janet Evans Signs Sponsorship Deal with Umii Products

When Dara Torres made her comeback prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she was flooded with sponsorship opportunities. It’s no…

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A Different Model for Open Water Swimming – NASCAR

So let’s talk about open water swimming. Not about the safety, not about one race, but the sporting of the…


In Briefs: Fugitive Pennsylvania Swim Coach Surrenders in Louisiana

Ray Novak, a former assistant swimming coach at Upper Burrell High School in Western Pennsylvania, has turned himself in to…

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WADA Publishes 2012 Prohibited List; Clenbuterol Remains Illegal at Any Dosage

The World Anti-Doping Agency Executive Committee (WADA) has released their list of prohibited substances that will take effect January 1,…

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London Aquatics Centre Completed, Posts Stunning Interior Pictures

With 156 days to go until the 2012 British Olympic Trials, and 301 until the 2012 Summer Olympics officially commence,…


WADA Approves Official 2012 Prohibited Substance List; Recommends Increase in Blood Testing

WADA has approved their updated list of prohibited substances to take effect January 1st, 2012 as well as put forth…

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The Swimmers' Circle Welcomes a New Member to the Team

Check out the video below to see a quick video interview with the newest member of the Swimmers’ Circle team….

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Phillies Honor Fran Crippen Before Game (Video)

Over the weekend, The Philadelphia Phillies honored a fallen native, open water swimmer Fran Crippen, with a 3-minute video tribute…

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Big Changes Coming After Thursday at the USA-Swimming Convention

One of the big topics on Thursday was news and notes from the big meets in the summer of 2012:…


Focus of USA-Swimming Convention Turns to Open Water

Later yesterday, after the discussions about what to do with qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Open, the meeting of the…


First Big Debate Heats Up at USA-Swimming Convention Surrounding 2012 U.S. Open

At this week’s USA-Swimming convention in Jacksonville, Florida, the first big debate has sparked in the Senior Development meeting. This…

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Michael Phelps' Head and Shoulders Endorsement Kicks Off Olympic Endorsement Season

Once every quadrennial( about four years) before the summer Olympics, a marketing fervor begins. Swimming is one of the biggest…


Three USA Aquatics Sports Athletes Nominated for Sportswoman of the Year

USA Swimming announced today that two of their athletes were nominated by the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2011 Sportswoman of the…

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